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Nov 19, 2009 9:00pm EST
. think about this. finally people in america, if your kid gets sick, you're not going to be thrown off your health care coverage. if you've got a kid you want to keep on your health care coverage when they're in college until they're 26 years old, they can stay on your own family's health care coverage. you have all kinds of prevention provisions in there that really bring us to looking at health and not just health care and health insurance down the road. so i think the $127 billion saving on the deficit, you might says that's a conserve-a-dem issue. i think it should be for everyone in the country we finally have a bill that will save that much. we have a problem in this country that we've been able to put together a health care bill that brings us closer to bringing down the cost for health care, that will allow american companies to compete with companies in other countries, that allow small businesses who pay 20% more for their health care to finally be able to get some leverage so they can less expensive health care? that's what this bill is about. >> i didn't mean to imply that
Nov 20, 2009 9:00pm EST
and this friday we put them in perspective with air america's anna marie cox with nate silver of and former governor eliot spitzer all alive and together in our studio. weird, right? >>> we begin with the countdown in d.c. 24 hours from right now, we should know whether or not the senate is moving on health reform. that vote is expected at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow night. why 8:00 p.m.? because that is roughly 72 hours from the time that senate democrats unveiled the bill on wednesday night and posted it online. one of the republican demands about health reform was that no debate could happen until everyone had 72 hours to read the bill. another one of those republican wishes the democrats inexplicably granted even though it earned them no republican votes in return. despite republican threats, though, the bill will not be read aloud on the senate floor this weekend. republican senator tom coburn has given up that threat. had the republicans won on that one, too, there would have been probably a vote at sometime around 2:00 a.m. on monday morning. that will not happen. this, it seem
Nov 20, 2009 11:00pm EST
. it was during these unsettled times in the texas heartland that america's most graphic horror film was released, "the texas chainsaw massacre." three months later robert kleasen arrived in the same city telling his own wild stories. the local community were impressed by the newcomer who seemed to be a genuine, all-american hero. >> when i met him, he claimed to have been a korean war veteran fighter pilot who shot down a number of aircraft in korea. >> he always claimed to have been a cia operative. >> he was also in the french foreign legion. >> in addition to claiming he had two or three ph.d.s, he spoke a half dozen languages fluently. >> he claimed to be part of the operation in the bay of pigs. >> he claimed to have been responsible for the assassination of shea guevara. >> he also claims to have gotten court-martialed for flying under bridges. >> he was very good at convincing people about anything. he could tell stories where you couldn't follow up or track it. >> kleasen fit into the texan community. he was an avid hunter and he became a baptized mormon. but it wasn't long before cracks
Nov 23, 2009 11:00pm EST
. the debt ceiling is essentially america's credit card limit. it's how many trillions of dollars we as a country can charge to our credit card and pay later. this vote cannot be delayed. if it is, the country will default on its debt and all hell will break loose in ways we have never seen. so this must be passed. that means the health care bill will have to be pushed aside on the senate floor. that will cost the democrats two days of floor time in the united states senate, at least. and it will serve at a very difficult moment to remind the country of just how deep our deficit spending hole already is, a reminder that the democrats would prefer to avoid when they are voting to increase government spending on health care. saturday night's vote to allow the debate was an easy procedural vote. the next few weeks will determine if we're going to go back to the future of 1994. >>> joining us now is democratic senator sherrod brown of ohio. he is a member of the senate health, education, labor and pensions committee. senator brown, thank you for joining us tonight. >> that was one optimi
Nov 24, 2009 11:00pm EST
. that's wrong. it's a sad day for america. they should join us for real, cost effect i, universal comprehensive health care. it's a sad day for our democracy when these guys are awol on this important issue. >> if i were you, i might not answer this, but i'm going to answer it anyway. how optimistic are you that we will get a bill with the public option through the house and signed by the president? >> i don't know if it will be scaled down or what. i think something will be passed. my view is it's better to have something strong and good and cost effective than a bailout to the tune of hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars to the private insurance companies who could raise their rates. at the end of the day, do i think we'll have something? yeah, i do. what it will be is too early to say. >> thank you so much for your time. >> good to be with you. >> after all the talk of a public option, what happens if the senate ends up with a bill that does not have a robust public option? will progressive members of congress still vote for it and call that reform? we're going to ask n
Nov 25, 2009 9:00pm EST
america, would have been like winning the lottery. in their hearts, it may have been a match made in heaven. but in the minds of jassi's family, it was a union that would defy everything they believed in. >> translator: i had no idea that her family would be so opposed to our being together. i had absolutely no idea that all this would happen to us. >> in a traditional sikh family, that opposition was completely understandable. jassi was well-educated, from an affluent home in canada. mithu made a meager living as a rickshaw driver in india. he was not someone her mother, uncle, had even met, let alone approved of? >> if he had a good job, the parents would look at it and say, okay. she's in love. with somebody, who in the future, will give something to my daughter. he didn't have much to offer. >> when jassi returned to canada after they first met, letters from mithu followed. not to her home. but to deb devos' beauty school. she made it clear she couldn't keep these letters at home? >> no, she couldn't, because they would find out about the relationship between her and this youn
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